Below is a sampling of what to expect this year. Please check back soon to see the most up-to-date schedule.

All events are free and open to the public.

Fall 2015 Events

September 2015
September 10, 2015
First Readings: The New Jim Crow Lecture

September 16, 2015
Lunch talk with Raymond Wolfe, former Jamaican Ambassador to the U.N.
The International Remembering of Atlantic Slavery

September 18, 2015
Lunch talk with Sam Jones '18 
Archiving Black Abolitionist Papers in the John Hay Library

September 18, 2015
CSSJ Student Open House & Reception 

September 21, 2015
Black Lives Matter: Recognizing and Minimizing Trauma Among Black Youth 

September 28, 2015
Lunch talk with Connie Crawford
Muleskinners of Greenville, MS: Interviews with African-American Men who Built the Levees with Mules 

September 29, 2015
Slavery, Incarceration, and the Making of Modern New Orleans
New Directions in the History of U.S. Slavery series

October 2015
October 2, 2015
Lunch talk with Prof. Keisha-Khan Perry, 2015 CSSJ Faculty Associate, and Lydia Kelow-Bennett, Ph.D. Candidate
Feminist Research, Engendering Blackness, and the Impact of Police Militarization

October 2, 2015
The American Slave Coast Book Launch with authors Ned and Constance Sublette

October 2, 2015
Katrina After Ten Symposium 

October 6, 2015
Lunch talk with Craig A. Landy, Esq.
The Topham Case and the Irish Contribution to the Antislavery Movement in New York in the early 1800s

October 6-9, 2015
Transatlantic Legacy: Full Circle
Providence premiere of works by artist Tony Ramos

October 8, 2015
Lunch talk with Prof. Geri Augusto, 2015 CSSJ Faculty Associate
The "disarray of nature": Expressive forms and symbolism in the CSSJ slave garden
Conversation with Prof. Douglas Armstrong
Creating a National Park Honoring Harriet Tubman: Archaeology, Preservation, and Public Interpretation at the Harriet Tubman Home

October 15, 2015
Bearing Witness: African-American Children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831
New Directions in the History of U.S. Slavery series

October 16-18, 2015
Family Weekend 2015

  • Reception Open House
  • Forum: "Global Explorations of Human Trafficking: Race and Labor"
  • On display:  A Peculiar Aesthetic Exhibition
  • On display: Exhibition of Works by Artist Tony Ramos
  • October 19, 2015
    Lunch talk with Vitor Izecksohn
    War and Slavery in the Rio de La Plata Basin: The Triple Alliance against Paraguay (1864-1870)


    October 20, 2015
    Affective Objects: Selling Pleasures in the New Orleans Slave Market
    New Directions in the History of U.S. Slavery series


    October 22, 2015
    The Frankenstein of Slavery: Middle Passage Studies & The Future of Memory
    New Directions in the History of U.S. Slavery series


    October 29, 2015
    Lunch talk with Prof. Samuel Okyere 



    November 2015
    November 3, 2015
    Lunch talk with Yevan Terrien
    Baptiste and Marianne, King and Queen of Runaways: Marronage in French Louisiana (1738-1748)


    November 5-6, 2015
    Caribbean Poets in Conversation

    November 10, 2015
    Emerging Scholars series: Prof. Chris Dingwall
    Staging Slavery: Race, Mass Amusement, and the Birth of the Nation

    December 2015
    December 3, 2015
    Lunch talk with Prof. Greg Childs

    December 4, 2015
    Lunch talk with Sylviane A. Diouf 


    Spring 2016 Events

    Coming soon.